The best Quotes by Thurgood Marshall

The best Quotes by Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an American civil rights lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1967 until 1991.

We deal here with the right of all of our children, whatever their race, to an equal start in life and to an equal opportunity to reach their full potential as citizens. Those children who have been denied that right in the past deserve better than to see fences thrown up to deny them that right in the future.
This is a great country, but fortunately for you, it is not perfect. There is much to be done to bring about complete equality. Remove hunger. Bring reality closer to theory and democratic principles.
Each of you, as an individual, must pick your own goals. Listen to others, but do not become a blind follower.
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None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots.
Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.

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It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
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Being different isn't a bad thing. It means you're brave enough to be yourself.
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No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
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We can be only who we are; no more, no less.
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I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It's because of them I did it myself.
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If you dream something, it might happen. If you never dream it, it will never happen.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
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If you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't matter which path you take.
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You need to realise that you must have something to aim for, something to drive you.
Once you achieve one goal, you should be looking forward to trying to build onto the next thing, and not just getting comfortable with what you're doing.
People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.
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The day we stop believing democracy can work is the day we lose it.
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Democracy isn't just there. We have to work for it together - every day.
Angela Merkel - October 2021, during the 31st Day of German Unity
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It's every citizen's duty to challenge their leaders, to keep them honest, and hold them accountable if they're not.
Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season 3 Episode 6
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The right to work is a slogan which should be accepted by every democracy.
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Justice comes from vengeance but justice only breeds more vengeance.
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Do not seek revenge and call it justice.
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Justice is a weapon. It can be used to cause harm, but it cannot protect or save others.
Osamu Dazai in Bungo Stray Dogs - Season 1 Episode 7
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Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy - June 1963
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We fight believing in our own justice. But if the enemy is doing the same thing, who's right?
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You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024
I just want to show them that I can play and I belong here. A lot of people don't think I should be here and I'm just here to prove that I do.
Bronny James - April 2023
I was born into it, so I feel like the path was already chosen. But my dad is cool enough to let me take whatever path I want if I wanted to not pursue basketball. But I think basketball is going to be my thing, for sure.
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